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Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd March; Oxford

The weekend will be based in Oxford, mostly in St. Michael’s Church in Summertown, but with the Sunday concert and afternoon rehearsal in St. Giles’ Church in town.

JJ has devised a wonderful programme of old and new, along the theme of “Singing of Saints”:

  1. Crequillon: Andreas Christi famulus
  2. Guerrero: Maria Magdalena
  3. Palestrina: Tu es Petrus; Quodcumque ligaveris
  4. Lassus: Epitaphium divi Bernardi
  5. Britten: Hymn to St. Ceclia
  6. Moore: Salutation Angelica
  7. Pärt: Dopo la vittoria
  8. Miskinis: Angelis suis Deus

Pdf files of 1,2 and 4 are available via this link  Please print them and bring them to the weekend in a black folder.  The pdf folder also contains a rehearsal copy of 7 and 8 for your personal use.  The Palestrina (3) is available in European Sacred Music (p 258 et seq); please bring a copy if you have one.  Please also bring a copy of the Britten (5) if you have it.  Hired copies of 6, 7 and 8 will be made available at the weekend.

Those who have said that they will sing are as follows:

Catherine Bass
Dawn Herbert
Fabienne Brooksbank Levery
Isobel Knapp
Joanna Tucker
Linda Wisheart
Milda Zinkus
Miranda Whiteley
Rachel Adams
Alison Baily
Anne Raikes
Caroline Bysh
Juliet Grayson
Angela Knapp
Juliet Harkness
Lynn Carter
Stella Holman
Marion Robinson
Martin Jenkinson
Eamonn Marshall
Mark Dancy
Peter Furnivall
Tony Hastings
Richard Johnstone
Simon Murray
Justin Stead
John Tucker
Guy Chapman
Robin Grayson
Andy Chim
Christopher Cipkin
David Till
Denys Firth
Graeme Adamson
Hugh Edwards
Richard Coleridge
Robert Asher
Roger Williams

A voice distribution will be published soon.

The subscription for the weekend has yet to be determined, but will likely be around £80,  excluding accommodation and meals.

The concert will likely be ticketed, and members will be asked to bring as many family and friends as possible.

As usual, we shall dress in black for the concert: open-necked shirts and trousers for men; black tops and dresses or trousers for women.

Rehearsals will start in St. Michael’s church, OX2 7ES,  at 17h00 on Friday 1st.  It is understood that not everyone is able to make this time; please let Richard Coleridge know if you cannot. There will be a break around 19h00 to allow you to find a light tea, after which we shall resume and continue until 21h00.

On Saturday we shall again rehearse in St. Michael’s, starting at 09h30 in the church hall, OX2 7EZ, and moving to the church in the break at 11h00.   We shall stop for lunch at 13h00, after which we shall resume at 14h30 until 18h00.  (There will be coffee/tea breaks during the morning and afternoon sessions.)

As usual, a dinner is being arranged for Saturday evening in a local restaurant; the cost of the meal will be additional to the weekend’s subscription.

On Sunday the morning rehearsal will be from 10h00 to 12h30 in St. Michael’s church hall.  We shall restart in the afternoon at 14h00 in St. Giles’ Church, OX2 6HT, rehearsing there until 16h00.  The concert will start at 20h00 .  You will be able to store your suitcases in the church vestry between the rehearsal and the concert.  We have access to the adjacent Parish Rooms for changing between 18h30 and 19h30.  There will be no refreshment provided, but Oxford city centre is a 5-minute walk from the church.

Future events: 2019

The following dates are proposed for 2019:

1st – 3rd March.  The weekend will be based in Oxford – see the corresponding page.

7th – 9th June.  Possibly a Baroque programme, almost certainly in Culmstock / Wellington.

1st – 3rd November (changed from the previously suggested 4th – 6th October).